The origin

The summer of 2008 Jontxu, who was a 6 years old boy, started to stumble in a mountain. It was the announcement of the diagnosis that on October 13th of that year communicated to Mikel and Mentxu, their parents. Diagnosis of a serious neurodegenerative disease that would apparently make Jon die. “What the doctors did not know was that Jon was from Bilbao.”
Mikel had to compose music and emerged “Walk On”. The song is a promise to Jon. “Walk On” is a promise of fighting forever against these diseases. Mikel and Mentxu created the Walk On Project Foundation (WOP), naming it as the promise.
Jon, or, as we call, “Txuti” or “2T”, is alive and is the captain of the foundation.

Our objectives

The Walk On Project (WOP) develops different artistic, social, sporting and cultural activities to reach its main objectives:

  1. Funding research projects in search of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
    (WOP Funding Call 2018/2019)
  2. Disclose the reality of neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Raising social awareness in favor of research and science.

The values that move us:

We struggle every day trying to be faithful to them,

are the foundation of our way of acting and configure everything we do in WOP:

Overcoming, effort, emotion and optimism as engines of change,

fortitude, responsibility, courage to face challenges and work to persecute them.

What do we do?


Support us by becoming a WOPfriend or AmiWOP!
An amiWOP is a private donor who decides to give an annual contribution
(from €45 upwards) exclusively to support the aims of the WOP Foundation.
WOPfriends or amiWOPs automatically enjoy the advantages
of our Membership Programme. Here they are.
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Latest updates

2610, 2017

WOP Festival 2017. Bilbao, 16 of december

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Seventh edition of WOP Festival! With Backyard Babies + Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind + Guadalupe Plata December 16th in Bilbao (Santana 27).     You have tickets in our web here. Also in our WOP [...]

2310, 2017

WOP Foundation Award 2017

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Peter Habeler WOP Award 2017 at Bilbao Mendi Film Festival   Peter Habeler will receive the Award of The Walk On Project Foundation (WOP) to the defense of the values of mountaineering at Bilbao Mendi Film [...]

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